Risk Factors Associated with Non-Fatal Adolescent Firearm Injuries
Paris, C. A.
Edgerton, E. A.
Seidel, J. S.
Lewis, R. J.
Publication: Injury Prevention
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Age Group Ethnicity
Keywords: Adolescent Case-control study Firearms Risk Factors Washington
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In this case-control study, the authors compared 45 patients (aged 11-18 years) who visited a level I trauma center’s emergency department for treatment of non-fatal firearm injuries (cases) with 50 patients at the same center for acute medical problems, matched for age and gender (controls). They identified four factors as independent predictors of firearm injury: living with one or no parent, skipping class, having been arrested previously, and being African American.
Paris, C. A., Edgerton, E. A., Sifuentes, M., Seidel, J. S., Lewis, R. J., & Gausche, M. (2002). Risk factors associated with non-fatal adolescent firearm injuries. Injury Prevention, 8(2), 147-150.
Paris, C. A., et al. "Risk Factors Associated with Non-Fatal Adolescent Firearm Injuries." Injury Prevention 8.2 (2002): 147-50.